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NCAA regional hopes up in the air after Tulane gets bounced from the AAC tournament with a 7-6 loss to Connecticut

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Tulane took its second gut punch in less than 24 hours at the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament. The question now is whether the Green Wave has done enough to make an NCAA regional for the first time in seven years. Tulane led Connecticut by four runs in an elimination game… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team takes emotional loss to East Carolina in AAC tournament

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Losses don’t come more emotional than this. Tulane missed numerous opportunities to tie the score late against East Carolina on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference tournament winner’s bracket matchup that featured a wild eighth inning in which two Green Wave players were thrown out at the plate and… Continue reading →

Tulane offense coming together at the right time

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Although it was still uncertain whether the Tulane locked up an NCAA regional bid by beating Connecticut in its American Athletic Conference tournament opener, one thing had become crystal clear. The Green Wave (34-21) was playing its best baseball of the season entering Thursday night’s winners bracket game against East Carolina that was not over… Continue reading →

Tulane confident entering NCAA women’s tournament

The Tulane women’s golfers already have made program history by qualifying for nationals in three consecutive years. They hope to use that experience to carve out even more history in the next several days. Senior Gemma Dryburgh and juniors Emily Penttila, Silvia Garces and Madison Opfer all are getting their third crack at the NCAA Championships,… Continue reading →

Tulane and Oklahoma agree to a three-game football series: Two in Norman, one in New Orleans

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane wide receiver Alec Macias (44) yells as his teammates hit the field before the game against Southeastern Louisiana at Yulman Stadium in September.

Tulane’s football schedule received a jolt on Thursday. The Green Wave formally announced a three-game series with Oklahoma, which includes a 2021 season-opening game at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave will travel to Norman, Oklahoma, in 2017 and 2024 as part of the contract as well. “We are excited to begin the series… Continue reading →

NCAA regional aspirations are well within reach as the Tulane baseball team opens play in the AAC tournament

Advocate file photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane infielder Garrett Deschamp turns a double play against San Francisco earlier this season.

Garrett Deschamp woke up just in time to revive Tulane’s regional hopes. The next step for the Green Wave is taking the momentum he created in Memphis, Tennessee, and carrying it to Clearwater, Florida, for the American Athletic Conference tournament, where Tulane (33-21) can secure its first NCAA baseball tournament bid in seven seasons. Deschamp, a… Continue reading →

AAC baseball tournament has wide-open feel

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Tulane's Garrett Deschamp, left, is congratulated by teammate, Hunter Hope, after Deschamp scored in the bottom of the third inning during a baseball game at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

The American Athletic Conference free-for-all starts Tuesday morning at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. OK, it’s actually the AAC baseball tournament, but it’s been hard to tell the difference in Tulane’s new league for most of the year. Six of the AAC’s eight teams entered the final weekend of the regular season within two… Continue reading →

Tulane, Mississippi State cancel 2016 football matchup; Green Wave will owe $350,000

A 2016 matchup between the Tulane and Mississippi State football teams has been cancelled, according to officials on both sides. HailState.com, the official website of MSU athletics, wrote on Monday morning that Tulane decided to cancel the final installment of a seven-game contract, which was expected to take place in Starkville, Miss. on Sept.… Continue reading →

Memphis rallies past Tulane to take the first game of their series 7-3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tulane baseball dropped the first game of its series at Memphis 7-3 at FedExPark on Thursday night in the opening game of the final regular-season series. Tulane (31-11, 11-11 American Athletic Conference) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second on RBI singles from sophomores Hunter Hope and Jake Willsey, but Memphis (35-17, 12-10)… Continue reading →

Tulane basketball roster gets another makeover

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave head coach Ed Conroy calls out to his players against the UCF Knights at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Overmatched athletically almost every time it stepped on the court for its debut season in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane took a huge step to rectify that deficiency with its latest signing class. For once, the steady stream of players leaving coach Ed Conroy’s program has been overshadowed by the highest rated batch of newcomers in… Continue reading →

Tulane uses fan survey to help improve Yulman Stadium experience

Advocate file photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane cheerleader, Carly Swan cheers before the college football game between Tulane and Georgia Tech at the first game at Yulman Stadium on September 5, 2014.

It wasn’t enough to open the doors to Yulman Stadium and call it a success. Tulane’s football stadium, which recently hosted its first season on the school’s Uptown campus in 40 years, may have added an abundance of new season ticket holders to the Green Wave’s football program, but it also took on a lot of new… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team knows the stakes are high as the Green Wave visits Memphis in their regular-season finale

Advocate file photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane outfielder Lex Kaplan: “I’m really excited, because it’s like a playoff situation. We need to win this series. That’s the bottom line. I think we are going to go out there and do it. We look good offensively and our starting pitching is good, so we just need to be relaxed and not too tense and I think we will be all right.”

This isn’t the time to educate. Tulane baseball coach David Pierce said his players already know everything they need to about the postseason scenario they’re in. Whether it’s the RPI, American Athletic Conference standings, record against the Top 100 or the trend line, it’s all been covered by Tulane’s coaching staff in a series of clubhouse meetings held… Continue reading →

Southern Miss baseball team knocks off Tulane 8-4

Unlike the array of pitching duels that unfolded in most of Tulane’s previous 29 home games, the 30th was full of offensive sparks. Unfortunately for the Green Wave (31-20), most of them were bunched up in the top half of the frames as Southern Miss rolled to its 10th consecutive win, on the strength of an 8-4… Continue reading →

Tulane tandem of Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon breaking in together with the Broncos

Tulane defensive back Lorenzo Doss runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Introductions between Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon weren’t necessary at the Denver Broncos’ rookie minicamp this weekend. The pair of 187-pound cornerbacks played football and ran track together at Tulane, and both were chosen in the later rounds of the NFL draft. Doss, a former St. Augustine standout, is a ball… Continue reading →

Former McDonogh 35 basketball standout Jernard Jarreau transfers to Tulane

Washington forward Jernard Jarreau (21) gets fouled by San Diego State forward JJ OBrien (20) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Seattle. Washington beat San Diego State 49-36. (AP Photo/Jennifer Buchanan)

In an offseason of upheaval, the Tulane men’s basketball team’s roster keeps twisting. And the latest turn may be the most significant. After losing five players to defection in the past two months, the Green Wave added its seventh player for the 2015-16 season when Washington forward Jernard Jarreau chose to transfer… Continue reading →

USF baseball team hammers Tulane 12-0 in series opener; Green Wave in danger of falling off tournament bubble

Damage always stings a bit more when it’s self-inflicted. Tulane certainly felt that pain on Friday night, dropping a 12-0 loss to South Florida at Turchin Stadium, saddling itself with a pivotal loss to start a crucial weekend as the Green Wave (29-19, 9-10 American) tries to position itself on the right side of the NCAA… Continue reading →

Highly regarded Frazier signs with Tulane basketball

Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Melvin Frazier (35) of Higgins eyes the ball during the game against Cox at Higgins Tuesday night, January 7, 2013.

A month ago, Higgins High basketball star Melvin Frazier listed Arkansas, Oklahoma, LSU and Oklahoma State as his final four schools. Instead, he signed with Tulane on Thursday, providing yet another coup for coach Ed Conroy in what has become by far the highest ranked recruiting class of his tenure. Frazier, a 6-foot-5 prospect… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team, on the NCAA tournament bubble, tries to boost its résumé against South Florida

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane head coach David Pierce (22) talks with his infielders as they wait for new pitcher to come out of the bullpen at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans on May 3, 2015.

Life on the bubble is a stressful one. Tulane baseball coach David Pierce knows one wrong move or one bad hop can burst the Green Wave’s chance to snap the program’s six-year NCAA tournament drought. With seven games remaining, Tulane (29-18, 9-9 American Athletic Conference) currently sits among the “last five out”… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Sam Scofield honored for work in classroom, on the field

Tulane senior Sam Scofield has been recognized for his success in the classroom as well as on the football field with his selection to the 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced. The NFF Hampshire Honor Society comprises college football players from all divisions who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA… Continue reading →

Payton Henson leaving Tulane basketball team after two seasons

Just when it appeared Tulane’s basketball roster had finally stabilized, another announcement came down. This time, it was rising junior Payton Henson who chose to leave the Green Wave after two seasons under coach Ed Conroy. “I have decided to transfer from Tulane and seek opportunities to play elsewhere,” Henson tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “I want to thank the… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball squad silenced by Houston again in 7-1 loss

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane pitcher Patrick Duester (31) thows against Houston at Turchin Stadium on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Tulane’s spot atop the American Athletic Conference turned out to be fleeting. After pulling into a five-way tie for first place Friday night, the Green Wave fell victim to a season-long issue for the rest of the weekend: its inability to do much of anything against good pitching. In this case, make that really good… Continue reading →

Tulane standout defensive back Lorenzo Doss drafted by Denver Broncos on Saturday

Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss went in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Sunday to the Denver Broncos. Doss, a New Orleans native who attended St. Augustine High, was the 17th cornerback selected and the 164th player overall. He was the first Green Wave player since Lynaris Elpheage in 2003 to declare for the draft as a junior. Broncos general manager… Continue reading →